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My role as READING SPECIALIST is to support our students, staff, parents, and administrators in countless ways, including, but not limited to...
 
• Reading intervention for 70+ students a year, grades K-5. Students are provided targeted, direct instruction 2-4 days a week in small-groups to best meet individual needs
 
• Implement diagnostic assessments to more closely monitor and understand students’ reading abilities
 
• Assist teachers with assessments and reading strategies
 
• Collect, analyze, and report on reading scores of every class (grades K-5) at least 4 times a year
 
• Establish and oversee district literacy assessments and benchmarks
 
• Plan and provide staff development and training
 
• Manage thousands of leveled books checked out by teachers to provide differentiated instruction in the classrooms
 
*Manage computer/on-line programs such as Raz-Kids.com, Headsprout, and SRI
 
• Run or assist with motivating, fun literacy events such as Read Across America Day, Read-a-thon, Family Reading Night, Literacy O' Lanterns, and World Read Aloud Day.
 
• Participate in leadership roles including Student Study Team, Grade Level Representative, and LCAP Advisory Committee.
 
This is made possible with the support of Bobby Summers, instructional assistant funded by School Site Council. 
 
Thank you Ed Foundation for partially funding The Reading Program!
 
ABOUT ME:
I received a BS in Education from USC (go Trojans!) and obtained my MA in Education with a specialization in Reading/Language Arts from CSULB. I have worked at Richmond Street School as a Reading Specialist since 2003! I count my lucky stars to have long-standing roots in this outstanding school district and community. Prior to El Segundo, I worked as a Reading Specialist at Robinson Elementary School in Manhattan Beach for five years. I also had an amazing experience as an assistant language teacher from 1997-1998 in Nara, Japan. I love to work with children and I have a great passion for teaching literacy. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
 
Credentials:
*Clear Specialist Instruction - Reading
*Clear Multiple Subject Teaching
*Clear Cross-Cultural, Lang. & Academic Development
 
Awards:
*Recipient - Read Live School of the Year (2017-18)
*Recipient - Target Early Reading Grant - $2,000 (2014)
*American Literacy Corporation Outstanding Contributions to Literacy (2008)
*Richmond Street School Teacher of the Year (2007-08)
 
I am also incredibly blessed with a wonderful husband and two little girls – ages 6 and 9. They keep me on my toes and my heart full of overflowing love.
 
 

Recent Posts

Read Across America Day 2018

Students celebrated with a Seuss Spirit Week. On March 2nd, students attended an assembly in celebration of Read Across America. Readathon results were announced. Choir sung a Seussical Song. All students sang Read Across America Song. Students took a Pledge to Be a Lifelong Reader. Mrs. Maisonet came out of retirement as our VIP Cat Reader. Classrooms participated in additional reading focused activities. ALL in the name of promoting literacy and the love of books!

2108 Readathon Winner Celebrations

Congrats to Mrs. Voboril with MOST Minutes in the school - her class was awarded a Cold Stone Celebration. The TOP CLASSES from each grade level were rewarded with a Green Eggs and Ham Celebration!

I'm SO proud and honored!!!  Richmond Street School was honored with the Read Live School of the Year award.  Read-Live is a prominent, research-based intervention program for accelerating reading achievement.  I use it to provide targeted, differentiated reading support for students in grades 3-5.  On a whim, I submitted an application outlining how I implement it, evidence of growth, and video testimonials provided by third grade students. The award recognizes schools whose students have substantially improved their reading skills during the 2017-2018 school year.

There were 3 runner-ups and 10 honorable mentions from all over the US. Each of the winners demonstrated:

  • The school’s commitment to using Read Live with fidelity.
  • Students' growth in reading proficiency.
  • Positive changes in student attitudes and motivation.

As the grand prize winner, Richmond Street School received a trophy and $2,000 towards the company’s products.  Here is a link: https://www.readnaturally.com/school-of-the-year

*More photos in My Photo Album.

Read Across America Day 2017

We celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Bday - March 2nd! *Read-a-thon Results were announced *Special Cat Reader - Mr. Gladous *Choir performed Seussical Songs and Students all sand "Read Across America" *Pledge to Become a Lifelong Reader *School Wide PJ Day - a great day to snuggle up with books *Other Seuss related activities

Green Eggs and Ham 2017

Congrats to the top class in each grade level that read the most minutes in our 2017 Read-a-thon. You earned this celebration!

Improving Comprehension with Headsprout!

Interventions students in grades 3-5 have access to Headsprout – an online program that teaches reading comprehension.  Here is an example to check out: INFERENTIAL COMPREHENSION .  In this episode, established readers are taught to answer questions whose answer is not explicitly stated in text. The program shows students how to use clue words to deduce the correct answer.

Click here to learn more about Headsprout!